Watch Prince William, Lady Gaga FaceTime about the importance of mental health
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 18:27
"The attractive films you made with the Heads Together campaign told lovely stories and it reminded me how much my mental health changing changed my life".
Gaga says part of the healing process for her was accepting that her mental illness was part of her - and she explained that she felt as though there was "less hiding" from those who suffer from such issues. There's a lot of shame attached to mental illness.
Prince Harry is to make his first public appearance since admitting he sought counselling to come to terms with the death of his mother, Diana, Princess of Wales. Harry, 32, said he shut down his emotions to the extent that it affected his personal life, as well as his work.
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In turn, William emphasized how important it can be for someone to speak up and said it's time "to feel normal about mental health - it's the same as physical health".
Brtiain's Prince William and United States singer Lady Gaga have come together to raise awareness of mental health.
The four-minute video shows the prince sitting at a desk at Kensington Palace, his London home, and talking via a laptop computer screen with Lady Gaga, who is in the kitchen of her home in Los Angeles.
Paul Farmer, the chief executive of Mind, the mental health charity, said: "It shows how far we have come in changing public attitudes to mental health that someone so high profile can open up about something so hard and personal". By opening up about his own experience in an interview with the Telegraph, Prince Harry ignited a national debate on the culture of men feeling they have to deal with things alone. The campaign, Heads Together, is a charity set up by William, Harry and the Duchess of Cambridge, Princess Kate.
"I can assure you this is actually a sign of strength". Pictured: Britain's Prince William gestures as he meets veterans and serving members of the British armed forces at a reception following an unveiling of a national memorial honouring the Armed Forces and civilians who served their country during the Gulf War and conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan in London on March 9, 2017. "I am sure Diana, who was always courageous in the causes she embraced, would have been proud of him".